Private Workout: Powe vs. Amundson

Private Workout: Powe vs. Amundson

Postby JSM on Sun May 14, 2006 10:38 pm

Draft Express: In the same Wednesday workout, both Leon Powe and Louis Amundson went up against each other in what more than one person described as a “boxing match.” Powe apparently did not have the type of workout he needed to show that he is a first round caliber player at this point in time. The buzz was that he struggled badly to finish around the rim. One observer mentioned that he'll, in his estimation, measure out at "6-6 1/2 at best."

Amundson reportedly gave him a very hard time defensively with his combination of toughness and tenacity. Powe apparently just "could not score on him". Powe is trying to show that he can play some small forward at the next level, but very obviously looked like an undersized power forward. Scouts do like his length and activity level, and noted that the bounce he had in his step earlier on in his career is clearly coming back to him, but that his skill level was doesn’t measure up well enough to have a chance at being projected as a contributing rotation player in the NBA. Beyond Powe’s offense, on the other end, the two big men mostly neutralized each other. Amundon's offensive skill level is still very far from what you'd hope for from a legitimately draftable power forward, but his defense, rebound and all-around hustle is certainly not. He is expected to be invited to the Orlando pre-draft camp, where he could have a similar showing to a player that he very much resembles, David Lee of Florida and the New York Knicks.
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Postby JSM on Sun May 14, 2006 10:40 pm

Here's what k0pr0phage posted about the matchup in the pre-draft workout thread...
k0pr0phage wrote:From the Denver Post

Ex-UNLV forward Louis Amundson displayed toughness by standing up to physical play by Cal forward Leon Powe in front of numerous NBA scouts Wednesday in Los Angeles. While the Boulder native admitted to being nervous in his first NBA workout and said he didn't think he played well, he's hoping to do better for the Lakers and Sacramento this week. "It is good to get that one out of the way and get to the rest of them," said Amundson, who is still hopeful he will be invited to the predraft camp. ...

Word is Powe is expected to stay in the draft and leave Cal early. At the same workout with Powe and Amundson, former UConn point guard Marcus Williams silenced those questioning his jump shot by hitting 17-of-20 NBA 3-pointers in a shooting drill. Scouts were also impressed by his speed and creativity on the pick and roll. ...
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Postby trodgers on Mon May 15, 2006 7:22 am

Personally, I'm more interested in Amundson than Powe...
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